Recent topics: "The Beat Generation;" "Literature and Society in Modern Ireland;" "Dostoevsky's Influence on 20th Century American Literature." Prerequisite: ENGS 086; six hours at the intermediate level; Instructor permission.
Jinny Huh ()
Dates: May 19 - June 13; pre-reqs: senior or grad standing or instructor permission.
What are some of our current national fears, hopes, dreams, and desires? How do novels deepen our understanding of U.S. culture, society, and values? In ?The Contemporary American Novel,? we will examine the relationship between these two questions through the eyes of some of the most established authors writing today, including Junot Diaz, Percival Everett, Cormac McCarthy, Ruth Ozeki, and Amy Waldman. Focusing on novels of the 21st century, some of concerns addressed will include: How do we remember our past and imagine our future? How do we define ?America(n)? today? How is racial difference understood in a colorblind, postmodern world?
This is a reading intensive class. Students are required to complete each day's assignment prior to class and to actively participate in class discussion.
Requirements include active participation, quizzes, writing responses, midterm, and final.
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